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Hysterectomy Resources for Sayer, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Sayer, PA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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Doctors in or near Sayer, PA - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
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One Guthrie Square
Sayer PA 18840
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
|Robert ECHENBERG MD.|
Suggestion by Carolyn Schwartz :
"Dr. Echenberg specializes in female pelvic pain and deals with many interstitial cystis patients. It's not that easy to find a specialist in this condition and especially not one as dedicated as Dr...(Read More)
| ||Anne-Marie STERLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Carmen Kipp :
"I highly recommend Dr. Sterlin if you live in or around the Johnstown PA area. She showed great compassion to me and is very skilled. My hysterectomy for uterine cancer was successful with no compl...(Read More)
| ||Michael MEYER DO.|
Suggestion by Di :
"Dr. Meyer is the right doctor for me He has a sense of humor that I needed when I was going through my problem. My previous obgyn made me feel like just a number and a bother because of all my quest...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth J DZIALOWSKI MD.|
Suggestion by Kymberlee Torrance :
"After years of putting up with painful heavy periods and not being taken seriously by several doctors I found this one. He is compassionate thorough and competent. I highly rcommend him. He per...(Read More)
| ||Christina Eileen ELLIS MD.|
West Chester, PA
Suggestion by Kimberly K :
"Dr. Ellis is a caring compassionate thoughtful doctor who will listen to you and take the time needed with you to hear all your concerns. She has a great sense of humor and puts you at ease. She is...(Read More)
| ||Diane Marie SOBER MD.|
Suggestion by bizzeeb :
"This doctor is my ob/gyn and many years ago performed my tubal ligation previously a LEEP and D&C and recently performed a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy for me. I appreciate how pra...(Read More)
| ||Suketu Mohan MANSURIA MD.|
Suggestion by Anna S :
"The best doctor I've ever had. He has compassion professionalism and extraordinary talent as a surgeon. A great sense of humor! I have been so impressed with his entire staff and his attentiveness...(Read More)
| ||Martýn MARTINO MD.|
Suggestion by NANCY CAMP :
"This doctor is intelligent caring and works hard not to do more than is necessary while getting you back to your normal activities and self in minimal time. His expertise is supreme and Dr. Martino...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
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